Can a single person record a rock song on their own?
Here is how I imagine it: A musician records one instrument (e.g. bass), then has the recording played and mixed with the sound of the next instrument (e.g. drums). Then the recordings of the first two instruments are put on 2 tracks and played through the headphones while playing the third instrument (e.g. guitar). This new recording with 3 instruments can now be put together and sent to the earphones while the vocals are recorded, and then the whole song on all the tracks is set.
Does this work in practice? Even though in theory it makes sense, can musicians do this successfully in the real world?
Would you do this in software or do separate recordings and mix in software and feed it to the headphones directly from the computer?